When it comes to top spring travel spots, Cocoa Beach checks every must-have on many adventurer’s lists. This vacation destination hosts sand, sun, and surf in abundance as well as the restaurants, shopping, and entertainment to match. When you’re ready to turn your spring road trip to Florida plans into a reality, Cocoa Beach is calling your name!
Those who make their way to Cocoa Beach in the spring are in for a savory experience. This area’s location on the coastline puts travelers in the perfect position to make the most of delicious stops while they’re in town! Cocoa Beach is the ideal vacation destination for those looking to make the most of a sunset view complete with a handcrafted cocktail by the shorelines. It’s also an oasis of flavor for those who can’t get enough of savory seafood selections! Whatever your tasty preferences may be, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from while you’re here this spring. Places like Fat Kahuna’s Pelican’s Bar & Grill as well as Coconut on the Beach are some of the more iconic eateries you’ll want to be sure to check out. Of course, The Fat Snook, Rikki Tiki Tavern and The Green Room Café should be added to your must-try list too.
If you’re the type of traveler that has a passion for wildlife and a heart for the beauty of nature, all time spent at Banana River Aquatic Preserve is sure to inspire. This inviting and undeniably beautiful destination is situated between a beach barrier island and Merritt Island. In total, the preserve encompasses more than 30,000 acres of land and is packed with incredible sights and creatures to encounter. From the manatee population on the north end of the river to the pelican rookery and diamondback terrapin turtles that call this preserve home, it’s an oasis of potential for getting a look at some amazing wildlife along the way. Those who love birding will want to be sure to check out the Ulumay Wildlife Sanctuary within. This area also hosts Banana River Park, Cocoa Beach Recreational Complex, and Kiwanis Island Park just to name a few. With so much to do here, it’s likely you’ll end up lingering longer than you originally planned.
A trip to Cocoa Beach this spring isn’t complete without time set aside to take a stroll along iconic Cocoa Beach Pier at least once. This infamous landmark draws visitors from near and far with good reason. Stretching 800-feet out over the Atlantic Ocean, this pier is packed with options for making the most of views and enjoying fun too. While taking time to take in the sight of rolling waves is inspiring, the pier also houses bars, restaurants, gift shops and more. It’s a family-friendly attractions where you can just as easily spend an afternoon photographing the water and following it up with a stop at Mai Tiki Bar as you can casting a line. Those that head to the pier to enjoy fishing will find that everything from snapper and wahoo to red fish are waiting to bite below the waves. The pier is located at 401 Meade Avenue.
Whether you’re one for enjoying time on the waves with a surfboard, or you’re simply fascinated by surf culture, a trip to the Florida Surf Museum promises to be an educational and eye-opening experience to enjoy while you’re here! This museum preserves the history of East Coast surfing through a comprehensive collection of exhibits and displays. Visitors will be able to explore the incredible evolution of surfing through the years as well as learn more about some of the sport’s most iconic names. Before you go, be sure to check out the museum gift shop where you can purchase a Hang 10-worthy t-shirt, mug, or keychain to commemorate your spring visit! The museum is located at 4275 North Atlantic Avenue in Cocoa Beach.
When spring entertainment is top of mind, spending time in Historic cocoa Village is the best thing to do. The streets here are meticulously lined with lush trees which shade a collection of boutique shops and dining establishments below. The village spirit is alive and well in this area and often, spring visitors will find themselves in the midst of a car show or two while visiting. Since its founding in 1860, Cocoa Village has continued to capture the imaginations of visitors from near and far. Today, it’s still home to two historic sites which include the Cocoa Village Playhouse and Porcher House. Start your journey at 600 Florida Avenue to make the most of the fun.
There’s no reason to wait when your Cocoa Beach spring getaway beckons. Reach out to Stay in Cocoa Beach today to learn more about how we can help you get settled into a luxurious area rental during your next visit!